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Food and Drink Festivals in Leeds

We love our food and drink in Leeds, so it’s only fitting we have plenty of festivals to showcase this!

 

Each May the city celebrates its fantastic food scene with Leeds Indie Food Festival, the country’s biggest festival of independent food and drink culture. The festival sees businesses all over the city collaborating to run innovative events, with everyone from fine dining restaurants to coffee shops, from independent cinemas to art galleries getting in on the action.

 

The Leeds International Beer Festival is an annual festival in the heart of the city centre, coming into its 8th year, which celebrates craft beers produced through the UK and overseas. Along with hundreds of beers and ciders from the UK, USA, Sweden and Germany, the festival also includes a street food marketing, live music across two stages and other beer-related activities in the heart of the city centre.

 

Jessie Leong - LIF15 - The Wild East Pop-up with Olia Hercules
Yorkshire Post Food And Drink Show 2015 - Hannah Webster

 

Now in its ninth year, the annual Leeds Food & Drink Festival (formerly known as the Yorkshire Food & Drink Show) returns to Millennium Square in 2019 with a fresh new layout and look. The three-day festival brings together a wide selection of some of the best local street food and artisan food specialists. Featuring a mouth-watering array of international culinary delights, there’ll be something to suit everyone’s taste buds from Yorkshire Pudding wraps to Mediterranean, Buffalo Burgers to Indian, Pulled Pork to Vegetarian plus a selection of tasty sweet treats making it the ultimate food lover’s paradise. 

The Cocktail Experience sees many of Leeds' top cocktail bars come together to celebrate these popular beverages. It's the festival for cocktail lovers, with 18 premium bars and their leading mixologists shaking up their unique creations, from the classic to the contemporary to the weird and the wonderful.

Even more tasty treats...

Brew-denell Beer and Ale Festival – 11th - 13th January 2019

Ilkley Beer Festival – 8th & 9th February 2019

The Cocktail Experience - TBC 2019

Cocktails in the City – 1st & 2nd March 2019

Leeds CAMRA Beer, Cider & Perry Festival – TBC March 2019

North Leeds Charity Beer Festival – TBC April 2019

Leeds Gin Fair - 13th April 2019

Hop City - 18th - 20th April 2019

Lotherton Hall Food Festival - 4th - 6th May 2019

LS6 beer festival – TBC 2019

The Gin & Rum Festival - 17th & 18th May 2019

Leeds Indie Food Festival – TBC May 2019

Pub in the Park, Roundhay - 31st May - 2nd June 2019

Pizza and Prosecco Festival - TBC 2019

The Summer Cocktail Experience Week - TBC 2019

The Great British Food Festival – 25th - 27th May 2019

The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival –  12th May 2019

Leeds Food & Drink Festival - TBC June 2019

North Leeds Food Festival - 22nd & 23rd June 2019

Wetherby Food Festival - 12th - 14th July 2019

Horsforth Food and Drink Festival - 19th - 21st July 2019

Otley Food and Drink Festival – 14th July 2019

Leeds Feast - TBC 2019

Adel Beer Festival - TBC 2019

Leeds International Beer Fest – TBC September 2019

Cheese Fest Leeds - TBC September 2019

Leeds Rum Festival - 21st September 2019

Tequila Festival - TBC 2019

Oktoberfest Leeds - TBC October 2019

The Cocktail Experience - TBC October 2019

Otley Beer Festival – TBC 2019